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Folsom performing arts facility gets new name

Three stages at Folsom Lake College will be renamed the Harris Center for the Arts in honor of retiring chancellor Brice W. Harris. Courtesy photo

The Los Rios Community College District Board of Trustees has named the regional fine and performing arts facility at Folsom Lake College the Harris Center for the Arts in honor of retiring chancellor Brice W. Harris. The honor was formally announced Wednesday night at a retirement reception for Dr. Harris attended by more than 400 […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Béla Fleck & the Marcus Roberts Trio come to Three Stages

Béla Fleck has played the banjo for nearly 40 years. His music has earned him numerous awards. Courtesy photo

Béla Fleck, as the world’s preeminent banjo player, has garnered a reputation for genre bending as a result of his collaborations with a tabla player, an African thumb pianist and a traditional bluegrass band. The Marcus Roberts Trio, led by Roberts on piano, Jason Marsalis on drums and Rodney Jordan on bass, are keen torch-holders of the […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Food Blitz coming to a grocery store near you

Hands4Hope members Courtney Clark, left, and Erin Tobias collect donations at the spring 2011 Food Blitz event. In 2011 the organization's two food donation drives brought in a combined total of 7,818 pounds of food and $19,000 in cash and grocery gift cards for those in need throughout Sacramento. Courtesy photo

Hands4Hope’ biannual Food Blitz to Feed the Hungry takes place at local grocery stores from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9. Food collected will fill the shelves of the Food Bank of El Dorado County and Twin Lakes Food Bank of Folsom. This year’s goal is to collect 4,000 pounds of food and […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in Feature Photos,News | Read More »

Expanding the PARTY

It’s a good thing. Really. PARTY stands for Prevent Alcohol and Risk Related Trauma in Youth.  It’s a reality education program offered to high school students, generally in their freshman or sophomore year, through their health course. Emergency room doctors, paramedics, trauma survivors and police officers teach the PARTY program, often in an off campus […]

No Comment / August 23, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

‘Crazy for You’ loaded with unforgettable Gershwin songs

Combine more than 20 unforgettable Gershwin songs like “I Got Rhythm” and “Someone to Watch Over Me” with lots of fabulous dancing and a comical boy-meets-girl love story and you get “Crazy for You,” the rousing, Tony Award-winning musical that closes the 2012 Music Circus Season, at Wells Fargo Pavilion Aug, 28 through Sept. 2. […]

No Comment / August 17, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Sutter Street Theatre receives 32 Elly nods

Sutter Street Theatre received 32 Elly nominations for excellence in theatre presented by the Sacramento Regional Theatre Alliance at its recent Elly Nomination Party. This was more nominations than any of the other 61 theatres that received recognition. The following are the nominees for Sutter Street Theatre” “Leading Ladies” — Overall Production, Comedy Warren Harrison […]

No Comment / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment | Read More »

Cal Fire issues statewide burn ban

SACRAMENTO — California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, has prompted Cal Fire to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The burn ban suspends all residential burn permits, forest management, hazard abatement and other industrial-type permitted burning within the […]

No Comment / August 16, 2012 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »